LONDON: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CANDLE-LIT VIGIL
Monday 10th December 2001 Parliament Square London SW1 6PM - 8PM (nearest Underground Station: Westminster, District/Circle)
Amnesty International UK, Liberty, the Al-Khoei Foundation, the Muslim Parliament and a number of other UK groups are mounting a candle-lit vigil on Monday 10 December - International Human Rights Day to demonstrate solidarity with those whose rights are threatened at home and abroad.
The vigil will include a focus on human rights concerns over the new Anti-Terrorism Bill currently going through Parliament, particularly its provisions concerning detention without trial. Some of those that have suffered from 'internment' in the UK in the past are expected to attend.
Amnesty International's high-profile black 'No 38' London bus will deliver human rights activists to Parliament Square to protest at intended draconian measures in the UK.
The event will also register concern at ongoing human rights abuses in Afghanistan, the USA and other countries.